Penguins invite 58 players to training camp

PITTSBURGH — Fifty-eight players will attend the 2021-2022 training camp for the Pittsburgh Penguins, including many familiar faces.

The roster includes 32 forwards, 20 defensemen and six goaltenders. Training camp opens on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

Head coach Mike Sullivan’s roster includes 25 players who skated in at least one game with Pittsburgh last season. Familiar faces on this year’s training camp roster include three-time Stanley Cup champion and alternate captain Kris Letang, 40-goal scorer Jake Guentzel and two-time NHL All-Star Jeff Carter.

Captain Sidney Crosby and alternate captain Evgeni Malkin, both recovering from offseason surgeries, are entering their 17th and 16th seasons, respectively.

The Penguins have added several newcomers this season, including newly-signed forward Brock McGinn who spent the first seven-plus seasons of his career in the Carolina organization; 26-year old forward Danton Heinen; and forward Dominik Simon who returns to Pittsburgh for his second tour of duty with the team after spending the 2020-21 season in the Calgary organization.

Also attending Pittsburgh’s training camp are Penguins prospects Sam Poulin and Nathan Legare, Pittsburgh’s top two prospects from the 2019 NHL Draft, as well as Filip Hallander, the Penguins’ original draft pick at the 2018 NHL Draft and was re-acquired from Toronto in July.

Attending Pittsburgh’s training camp on professional tryout contracts are forward Brian Boyle, a veteran of 12-plus NHL seasons, and Pittsburgh native defenseman Matt Bartkowski.